Kobe Bryant, one of the best basketball players to grace the planet has announced his retirement from the league at the end of the season.
While Kobe will play until the end of the 2015-2016 season, the hip-hop community has already taken to social media to express their appreciation and respect towards the living legend.
Below are some quotes from hip-hop members on Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement.
"Kobe Forever" - Lil Wayne.
Shout to @kobebryant on his illustrious career in the NBA!
One of the greatest of all time... - Lupe Fiasco
Legends never die 🏀. @kobebryant love u for the memories. And friendship God bless u and yours - Snoop Dogg.
Thank you for everything Kobe.